As technology progresses, the difference between routers and switches is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 products designed to connect networks. A common scenario is connecting a small business network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interface various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on computation to move data using sophisticated algorithms, offering intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, rely on largely fixed hardware configurations to send traffic at the highest possible speed. The current generation of routers typically incorporate Layer 2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have improved dramatically in capability and performance and Cisco now makes a comprehensive portfolio that features routers built to handle the requirements of users ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The most recent ISR routers released by Cisco offer the performance and built-in functionality to manage data voice and video plus virtualization while at the same time providing fault tolerance, web-based management, seamless scalability, and advanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers enable your company to establish a firm basis for an information environment that can evolve seamlessly as you add new workers, open new offices, activate additional functions, extend your network to clients and partners, and build an expanding mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network engineers can provide immediate and economical online support to help you to plan, configure, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's latest router technology and can help you to support your older routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow limited sets of users to share safe access to the Internet. These fixed-configuration desktop devices feature at least four 10/100 Ethernet ports with wireless options and integrated firewall for enhanced security. Designed for easy setup, management, and support, Cisco’s entry-level routers reduce TCO by lowering acquisition and operational expenses. Progent’s remote support experts have in-depth experience delivering immediate and affordable IT help for small organizations to configure and support these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can assist you to understand ways Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers HelpCisco's economical RV Series Routers are engineered to provide small businesses with VPN technology that allows telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network securely. Devices in the Cisco RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls with sophisticated encryption, and allow browser-based setup for easy set up and troubleshooting. All RV Series devices support fast Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless versions are offered. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s popular IOS platform.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ConsultantsThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or online workers via IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. Cisco's G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco's RV082 model Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can manage 100 branch offices or off-site workers with full IPsec VPN. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router features 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates 100 online connections, and lets as many as seven ports to be configured for load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current products in the growing selection of RV Series Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for 10 IPsec VPN tunnels and 1000 concurrent sessions, the RV180W Wireless-N VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable 3G/4G WAN connections, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router with a built-in a 14-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB connections attaching 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series Routers ConsultantsCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop, fanless devices designed and priced for small organizations, branch locations, retail shops, telecommuters, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in Cisco's 800 family of routers have been released with many options over the course of many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options offered within Cisco's 800 product family. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router catalog can enable unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in data protection can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network connections or support for wired broadband WAN connections like DSL as well as multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 support. Cisco's 881W router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking to replace outdated PRI lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. SIP trunks also support remote call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco ISR G2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services G2 routers are designed to provide satellite offices of enterprises with advanced collaboration, virtualization, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and reduces future costs by permitting field upgrades to additional modules when they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more throughput, far greater expandability, and more affordable support. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer gigabit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for faster performance. Integrated Services Generation 2 routers also support smart power management for better energy efficiency.

A notable advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS feature sets so that you can rapidly authorize and activate new services as required without having to acquire and copy a different IOS image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of CCIE-certified network consultants can provide proven expertise to help your business to plan, configure, and support multi-location installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that enhance satellite office productivity and cut the price of expansion and support.

1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Troubleshooting1900 Series ISR G2 routers offer on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an WiFi access point that enables wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications via Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of current 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the previous 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to replace, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 MB of flash memory as a default, and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 128 MB. Default DRAM capacity is 256 megabytes vs. 128 and top DRAM size is 2.25 GB compared to 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers feature a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and includes a slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and slower Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line Integrated Services G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Experts2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The on-board encryption hardware provides IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote access and is significantly faster than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 routers. The top-of-the-line Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 SIP sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus GE.

2900 ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, offering high-performance features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous Cisco 2821 ISR router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB compared to only 1.

Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Security ConsultantsCisco offers four models for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models deliver the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR G2 product line and can accept high-speed digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, fast hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, up to 98 modular LAN Switchports, and as many as 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your investment, the Cisco 3900 ISR G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be replaced easily to enhance throughput without forcing your business to buy a new router. As with other Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves past investments by supporting most of the modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For improved uptime, 3900 ISR G2 support two power supplies.

Compared to the previous 3825 ISR router that the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to replace, the Cisco 3925 is offered by default with 256 megabytes instead of 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes compared to 256 megabytes. Standard dynamic RAM size is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum DRAM capacity is 4 gigabytes compared to only 1.

Cisco 4000 Series ISR Routers
Cisco's 4000 Series ISR Routers are modular and expandable routers intended for organizations with multiple branches and offsite users requiring direct access to private data centers and public clouds across VPNs and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series delivers the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, cloud services, and HD video applications by utilizing network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management technology. Devices in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's powerful IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of traffic, and can include up to 3 interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, the 400o ISR provides extensive edge support technology for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is redundant power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of availability. The 4321 ISR Router has a 1 RU desktop form factor and includes two network interface modules, offers as much as 100 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package and includes two NIMs, delivers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 400 Mbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three network interface modules, provides up to 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. The fault-tolerant 4431 model features a 2 RU form factor with three network interface modules, delivers as much as 2 Gbps performance, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with more than 6M products in operation, have become the industry's leading solution for small companies and enterprise branch offices to ensure fast, secure, and reliable connectivity to vital applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at providing remote consulting, administrative, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help your company to move up to the current version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router configuration, and help you to migrate economically to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers HelpThe modular Cisco 1800 Series of integrated services routers embed data and security within one robust solution for high-speed, expandable delivery of strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to handle the requirements of small and midsize organizations, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services environments for delivery of simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 router offers substantial advantages relative to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by delivering more than a 5x speed improvement and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 router significantly increases interface card slot performance as well as density over the 1700 Series while providing support for over 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (VWICs-for data only on the 1841 router). The 1841 integrated services router provides further enhancement of Virtual Private Network throughput via an optional Virtual Private Network acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall functions; support for a broad array of interface requirements, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus enough speed and slot capacity for future network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Router Consulting FirmIntended for small to medium-sized organizations and corporate branch offices, Cisco's 2800 Series routers comprises four platforms: the 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 routers offer substantial added value vs. prior generations of Cisco devices at similar prices by offering as much as a fivefold throughput improvement, as much as a 10x increase in protection and voice performance, built-in service features, and radically increased plug-in slot performance and density while preserving support for most of the almost 100 existing modules available currently for the Cisco 1700, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 Series offers an array of popular protection features including an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, SSL VPN, advanced application inspection and management, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in a single protected solution. Additionally, by incorporating security functions directly into the router itself, Cisco can provide special intelligent protection functions other security appliances can't, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport (GET); and Easy VPN for enabling increasingly scalable and manageable VPN environments.

Organizations can utilize the 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on one router for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The 2800 router supports a built-in wireless access point for 802.11x wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for portable WLAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 3800 Integrated Services Routers Consultants3800 integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and enterprise satellite locations to provide businesses the highest degree of network agility, speed, and intelligence. 3800 Series routers seamlessly incorporate advanced technologies, smart services, and protected corporate communications into one resilient system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, resilience, and dependability necessary for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, network monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the 3800 Series routers deliver multiple concurrent services that match wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 router is designed to integrate protection and voice processing with the latest wired and wireless support for rapid deployment of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and unified communications. The 3800 integrated services router meets the bandwidth demands of several 100Mbps interfaces for every slot, TDM interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to expansion modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional portfolio of interface modules. This ensures ongoing ROI by allowing network expansion or adapting to changes in technology as new services are deployed. By integrating the functions of several separate devices into one compact device, the Cisco 3800 router dramatically reduces the expense and complexity of managing remote networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers can provide larger businesses with fast, protected headends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to provide carriers economical wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE network consultants have extensive experience working with enterprise businesses and service providers to plan optimal deployments and smooth expansion of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, third-party network security inventory assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help enterprises that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business standards and statutory mandates for IT information security and reporting.

7600 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Series Routers ConsultantsThe 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series architecture with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software functions. In addition, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical speed through a variety of OSMs enabled by Cisco patented Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 Series has the choice to select a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps bus, which provide centralized switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 Mpps each. If the SFM is installed, the Cisco 7609 Series can in addition support distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by running the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gbit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.

The Cisco 7603 Series router has only the 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 Mpps switching performance. The 7603 does not support distributed switching technology.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the wide area network edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers provide a small form factor, multi-function answer for large businesses looking for satellite office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

ASR 1000 Aggregation Services routers include Cisco’s new QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can handle as many as 160 simultaneous processor threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128 queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This CPU power allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a variety of sophisticated services simultaneously in massive volume while avoiding throughput decay that might compromise adherence to SLAs. Examples of these advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The Cisco ASR 1000 also permits tiered traffic control for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for next-generation voice, video, and conferencing applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as WAN-edge routers for service providers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to residential, commercial, and mobile users by offering always-on availability, high speed, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in the ASR 9000 family of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a distributed OS built for continuous availability. Throughput of the ASR 9000 family of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 family of Routers support high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, and fan trays plus redundant switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of nonblocking fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays to support port adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis has four 10 GE enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports as well as ports for GPS Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can support up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis and includes 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of throughput. The ASR 9912 Router incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco Carrier Routing System Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR distributed operating system, gives service providers high-level performance and availability. The Cisco CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously enhanced, and currently features the world's most widely deployed multishelf network core router. To preserve existing capital investments in infrastructure, new CRS platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in Cisco's Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Each CRS series features single-chassis 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot systems as well as multi-shelf versions. The Cisco CRS-1 product line is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and can provide up to 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and have the ability to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to provide 400-Gbps of uninterrupted operations per slot. CRS Multichassis platforms can support 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules work across the complete Carrier Routing System product line.

Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE engineers are experienced with legacy routers no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to support these older routers and can also assist you to plan and carry out upgrades to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 SR Line of Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 Secure Router, designed to support up to 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS Software image. By offering a limited yet powerful set of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 Secure Router streamlines setup, administration, and technical support, yet nevertheless provides advanced security and performance alternatives to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker sites where secure and affordable access is required. Cisco 850 Series routers offer safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec Virtual Private Network support, a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with an antenna, plus easy configuration and deployment and remote management capabilities via Web-based tools and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are targeted for small networks with up to 20 workers or for telecommuter sites where high-quality VoIP and video and reliable access using standby Internet connections are needed. 870 Series routers offer excellent speed for small workgroups plus enhanced security through features that include Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) VPN, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus defense using NAC, and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • Cisco 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series access routers are engineered to deliver an affordable, standalone e-business solution for small and medium-sized companies. 1700 routers offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy challenging e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and comprehensive protection solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series is a line of multiservice access routers for branch sites, offering a wealth of LAN/WAN setup options, a wide array of protection features, and a selection of high performance processors. Cisco 2600 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for mid-size and large office networks. With more than 70 modular interface options, the 3700 product line offers a robust solution for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of ISR routers and the 3900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series router delivers performance, modularity, and scalability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of configuration options. With processing throughput up to two million packets / second, adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features broadband aggregation by handling up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per chassis, mixed-media integration via time-division multiplexer (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IP Security virtual private networking expandable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller (SBC) that permits Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) connectivity to a SIP PSTN service provider and enables outside-the-firewall collaboration functions like SIP-based conferencing with multimedia recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response solutions, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers as well as many models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 lines such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, and 1800 Series. For details about Progent's consulting services for Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP trunks, see SIP Integration Consulting and CUBE Integration Services.

Ways Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's Cisco certified engineers can assist you to plan, configure, and maintain an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline operations, reduce expenses, and speed the path to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Cisco Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your information network. Progent can provide in-person and off-site troubleshooting and offers data center support throughout Northern California and major cities nationwide.

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